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Vandals damage Esofea Park grass
esofea park damage
Vernon County authorities are seeking the publics help to learn who intentionally damaged grass at Esofea Park last week by driving and spinning their vehicles through fresh snow. - photo by Vernon County Sheriffs Office photo

Vernon County authorities are seeking the public’s help to discover who caused property damage at a park in Jefferson township last week.

According to Vernon County Crime Stoppers of Viroqua, during the evening of Nov. 24 or the early morning hours of Nov. 25, the grass at Esofea Park, on Park Road, was damaged severely.

The intentional damage was done by at least two vehicles by driving and spinning through fresh snow.  An empty red bag of Lay’s potato chips was left at the scene.

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